Tools and Widgets

The University of Minnesota Libraries offers many different tools and widgets that may be used directly or incorporated into other applications such as Google, Amazon, or your browser. We hope to develop more so stay tuned!

Browser Tools

Highlighted Library Tools

  • Assignment Calculator: Steps students through the research paper process to stay on track.
  • “Get It” Delivery: Request books and journals for delivery to your campus office or nearby library location.
  • Google Scholar “Library Links”: Search and discover articles in the Google interface and set our preferences to access them using the library’s “Find It” links.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library: Explore full-text content from thousands of public domain and pre-1923 books and journals linked from the library catalog.
  • InterLibrary Loan (ILL): Request books and articles not already owned by the library for fast delivery, free of charge to university affiliates.
  • MyU Library Tab: Log-in to our customizable website or through the MyU portal to view saved journals and databases, review your checked-out books, and receive recommendations based on what your peers are using.
  • Off-Campus Electronic Access: Add the Proxy Bookmarklet for instant off-campus access to journal articles and database web sites provided through library subscriptions.
  • Citation Management Tools: Organize your citations and easily create bibliographies in a wide range of citation formats using our library-support resource.
  • UMedia Archive: Preserve and share your video, music, and image content for long-term access and public dissemination.
  • University Digital Conservancy: Expand the impact of your research or ensure long-term access to department reports and newsletters through the University’s digital repository.
  • UThink Blogging Platform: Build a custom web site to collaborate with researchers, communicate with your classes, and share department news using this robust blogging software.